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Mahali Zanzibar

Mahali Zanzibar, Paje Tanzania
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#1 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Paje
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In Swahili Mahali means ‘the spot’. We have no doubt that our small resort is on the best location in Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is located right on the beachfront and has a pool, air-conditioned rooms and free WIFI. The ocean’s tidal changes that bring in cooling winds make Mahali the perfect getaway for both a relaxing and a thrill-seeking holiday. We also have a restaurant with panoramic ocean view, a cozy beach bar and we even have our own private strip of beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
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Chiery L. wrote a review Dec 2021
Philippines28 contributions
Pros: Paradise! From the location, to the ambiance, and most especially to the people. The view of the beach was breathtaking, the food was great, and the people were amazing! Everyday our room was refreshed with different designs for the bed which gives a smile on my face. The property is also very close to the Paje village market, which is convenient if you need some essentials or snacks. Special thanks to the owner Leanne Stam, who was very accommodating and responsive to all our queries and needs. I would also like to thank Binti, Mary, Azi, and to all the beautiful ladies and gents in Mahali Zanzibar for the warm Jambo's and Hakuna Matata's. Thank you to all the staff of Mahali Zanzibar for a truly remarkable experience. I hope to come back in the near future with my husband and kids :) Cons: Our room's shower was quite old and needs a little fixing, the AC sometimes can't handle the heat at the beachfront, and the wifi doesn't reach the distance at times, but nevertheless everything else was perfect.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Rooms upstairs gives the best view of the property and beachfront. The rooms nearby the lobby...
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Laurian16 wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa53 contributions10 helpful votes
This place really is located in the best spot - you walk straight onto Paje beach with all the restaurants etc close by. We had stayed at at different place beforehand so this was disappointing. The service for breakfast is terrible - the staff are very sweet but totally untrained and every morning was a complete runaround as you waited for the absolute basics like milk for cereals and spoons - same disaster every morning. The place could also do with a coat of paint and some basic maintenance. The food at the restaurant was really not good either - just dull and uninteresting. We were there for nearly two weeks before we even saw the owner/manager. On a positive note, the cleaning staff were sweet and made a massive effort and the pool was kept clean. The location for kitesurfing is perfect!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Fantastic for kite surfing
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schime wrote a review Mar 2021
43 contributions12 helpful votes
Already the 4th time in Mahali Zanzibar. Everytime it feels like coming home. The staff is always friendly, happy to do everything for you. Every day during breakfast the pool guy is cleaning the pool, the rooms are super clean. For breakfast you can choose whatever you like. You can totally relax here, and you are truly in the spot of Paje. Thanks for always welcoming us and see you next time!
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Date of stay: February 2021
panda wrote a review Mar 2021
Bucharest, Romania59 contributions53 helpful votes
From the first night, we had a mouse in the room. We asked them to remove it because he was chewing everything but the problem got resolved 2 days later with a spray and towels put on top of the hole. We were not the only ones with this problem. The breakfast was not good and there was not one single day that they took our order correctly even though they had a pen and paper. They just brought us whatever they wanted. The room was dirty and so were the towels(horrible smell, perspiration) and the bed sheets(had stains and black hair). Only had hot water on the first night(out of 7) and we never received another shower gel or shampoo(finished them on the first night and they were never even full from the beginning). My advice is to go find another place, there are great ones close by.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Marek wrote a review Mar 2021
Tallinn, Estonia7 contributions
The location is great. Directly on the beach. Also very close to the center of Paje. The rooms are clean and service is very friendly. Breakfast was good. Cant complain about nothing. A good value with this pricerange.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
US$114 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahali Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Mahali Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (0.05 km), The Village Market (0.2 km), and Hi Skybar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahali Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mahali Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Mahali Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahali Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mahali Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delight Zanzibar, Mr. Kahawa, and Kijiji Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahali Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mahali Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahali Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mahali Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.